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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 1902-08 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
534
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 534, 1902-08 Issues5c Blue (304), 5c Blue (304)5c Blue (304). Deep rich color, tied by neat "Chicago Ill. Feb. 9, 1:30 a.m. 1903" machine cancel on illustrated hotel corner card cover to Borsbeek, Belgium, barely reduced at top and toned along right edge, few slightly toned perf tips, otherwise Fine, this is a newly discovered earliest documented use of Scott 304

E. 1,500-2,000
4,000
535
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 535, 1902-08 Issues$5.00 Dark Green (313), $5.00 Dark Green (313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Barest trace of hinge, beautifully centered with well-balanced margins, bright color and crisp impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE. SCARCE WITH THIS CHOICE CENTERING.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

2,900
4,500
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536
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 536, 1902-08 Issues1c Blue Green, Horizontal Coil (318), 1c Blue Green, Horizontal Coil (318)1c Blue Green, Horizontal Coil (318). Pair, lightly hinged, dark color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR OF THE RARE ONE-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.

Armstrong notes that, by 1980, 80 pairs had been certified by the Philatelic Foundation.

With 1999 P.S.E. and 1952 and 2003 P.F. certificates

14,000
0
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537
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 537, 1902-08 Issues2c Carmine, Horizontal Coil (322), 2c Carmine, Horizontal Coil (322)2c Carmine, Horizontal Coil (322). Pair, lightly hinged, rich color, wide margins

VERY FINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.

Armstrong notes that only 167 examples had been certified by the Philatelic Foundation as of 1980. Issued on July 31, 1908 and intended only to be used by private vending machine companies, Scott 322 is only known with the Die II widened line at lower left.

With 1978 and 1996 P.F. certificates

12,000
0
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